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HOCUS in danger of ending

A local initiative aimed at reconnecting disengaged young people in Benalla may close if the state government cuts funding.. The Hang out and Catch Up Sometimes (HOCUS) youth group, which is run through Waminda Community House, have been told that

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Benalla Ensign
Sep 21 2017
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Men wanted over Benalla theft

Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 14 2017
Sport

Benalla trained Commnd the Stage

The bet365 Benalla Gold Cup on September 29 will be the litmus test for the spring cups campaign of Kiwi stayer Fanatic.. Winner of the 2016 Group 1 NZ Oaks over 2400m the five-year-old mare was brought to Australia and given to Lindsay Park to

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Benalla Ensign
Sep 21 2017
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Ute bale lifter in line for award

A ute hay bale lifter designed to make feeding out round bales on the farm easier is an entry in the 2017 Henty Agri-Innovators Award.. Daysdale sheep producer Peter Mills came up with the idea of adapting a lifting frame to the tilt tray of his

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
News

Group up for award

A Campaspe Shire community group dedicated to preserving squirrel gliders has been named as a state finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards Program, part of the 2017 Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards.. Strathallan Family Landcare is a key contender to take

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
News

Bitten? There’s an app for that

For humans, most snakebite victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year and most bites occur in or near homes.. The brown snake caused 23 of the 35 snakebite-related deaths recorded between 2000 and 2016 by the National Coronial

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
News

Recognition for innovators

Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are being encouraged to apply for the new-look AgriFutures Australia 2018 Rural Women’s Award.. Formerly the Rural Industries

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Cropping

Crop yields set to drop

Winter crop production in NSW is predicted to drop by almost 50 per cent after the state suffered through a dry winter and severe frosts, the Federal Government’s agriculture forecaster has warned.. But NSW is not the only affected area, with

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Cropping

Go large with square balers

Making large square bales of high quality hay will get much easier in 2018 with the introduction of the model L331 and L341 large square balers from John Deere.. Both models feature several customer-requested enhancements, including a new MegaWide

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Livestock

Top ram’s offspring a highlight

One hundred Poll Dorset flock rams will be sold at the Sammon Brothers 33rd annual sale on Friday at Shepparton Regional Saleyards.. The sale will see the use of Stockscan scanning, which assesses rams at eight to 12 months of age for live weight

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Dairy

New dairy at Elmore

A new DeLaval rotary milking system will by unveiled at the Elmore Field Days next month, with the Rotary E100 system the result of a multi-million dollar development program.. DeLaval Oceania sales director Justin Thompson said the project aimed to

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
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Hay Caps celebrates milestone

Hay Caps is celebrating a birthday, with the business having manufactured the local invention on a southern Riverina family’s farm for a decade.. Invented back in 2006 by Tocumwal hay producers Phil and Lynda Snowden, the product has been

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Alana Christe...
Sep 22 2017
Water

Surface Drainage...

A range of customers in the Shepparton Irrigation Region (SIR) are set to benefit from a new Surface Drainage Program.. The SIR falls mostly within the Goulburn Broken catchment, and covers the Murray Valley, Shepparton, Central Goulburn and

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Water

Groundwater allocations

Goulburn-Murray Water has announced a maximum annual allocation of 100 per cent for all Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area customers for the 2017-18 season.. The Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area extends from Moolort in the south to Calivil

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
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Fined $1.3m for...

The death of a chicken farm worker, killed by a forklift in the middle of the night, has led to a liquidated Victorian company being fined $1.13million for workplace breaches.. The contracting business, which formerly operated as CK Crouch Pty Ltd

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
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Treasurer gives banks rare pat on back

Treasurer Scott Morrison has praised the Australian banks that have announced they will not charge fees for other banks' customers to use their ATMs.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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London suspected acid attack, teen held

Horrified onlookers reported scenes of panic after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at a London shopping mall.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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North Korea stages anti-US rally

A huge crowd has gathered in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to rally against the US and President Donald Trump.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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LNP leader votes yes for same-sex marriage

Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls says he has voted yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Private health package this year: govt

Health Minister Greg Hunt believes a private health affordability package will be secured this year after talks with both insurers and health product providers.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Flat open forecast for Aust share market

The Australian share market is set for a flat open on Monday, while investors remain alert to the continuing rhetoric between North Korea and the US.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Western Sydney Stadium 'a game changer'

Construction has begun on the 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta, which the state government is touting as a game changer for sport.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Labor doesn't see hope for govt unis cuts

Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says enough Senate crossbenchers are against the federal government's university package it is unlikely to pass.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Meghan Markle at Harry's Invictus Games

All eyes were on Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle as she watched the opening ceremony of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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No hints from Peters on coalition leanings

NZ First leader Winston Peters isn't giving anything away on what might come up in coalition talks with National and Labour after Saturday's election

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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Could a basic income counter robots?

An Australian social policy academic wants Australians to start debating the idea of a universal basic income to help people put out of work by robots.

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AAP News
Sep 24 2017
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